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Hard hitting ---- stringent action against the breach of law.

Category: Non - IPR

Date: Apr 11,2018

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The current event tumbling up in terms of threat to the countries assets is an alarming one. This has led to several questions upon upkeep of the such assets or property, it's misuse, harm to the society and many more unanswered questions.

The ongoing US investment restrictions on Chinese companies by imposing heavy tariffs on Chinese goods is directed towards the later's intellectual property theft. This includes a list of products from aerospace upto machinery and foods. US reports suggests that China's policies has harmed the American economy to the tune of hundreds or billions of dollars in trade each year. US has proposed this as a first move among many.

Another threat emerging the global economy is in the area o....

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3. It’s all about evidences for the determination of ‘well-known mark’: M/S.N.Ranga Rao & Sons vs M/S.Shree Balaji Associates

Category: Intellectual Property

Date: Jul 30,2018

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The Madras High court made a significant observation that a mere passing reference cannot determine a ‘well-known’ trademark as defined in section 2(1(zg) of the Trademark Act 1999 and Rules 2000. In order to determine a well-known mark, the necessary findings in the form of evidence and documents has to be produced. Otherwise, the mark cannot be accepted as being well known.

The petitioner is engaged in the business of manufacturing and marketing incense sticks and dhoop sticks. The adopted ‘Cycle’ brand name and being using the same since 1954. This house mark with device of cycle is registered under all the 34 categories of trademark classifications(as per Tradeamark Act 1958).

The respondent applied for ....

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India harnessing IPR..... India witnessing IPR.

Category: Intellectual Property

Date: Oct 22,2018

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In what could be called as a tangible growth in IPR, is evident by the response that india is experiencing during the recent months.

Cell for IPR Promotions and Management(CIPAM) has approved Technology and Innovation Support Centre(TISC) at Rajasthan council of S&T. TISC is a part of WIPO(World Intellectual Property Organisation) and Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion initiative under National IPR policy 2016.

The centre is designed to provide access to services like thematic search, technological trends, patent map, freedom to validate or exploit patent, bibliographical and stastical data and patent infringement among others. Rajasthan is the sixth state to whom TISC has been approved along with Andhra ....

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Entrepreneurs End Up Choosing A Name For Their Business Or Product Line That Are Too Close To An Existing Trademark Used For Similar Goods Or Services

Category: Intellectual Property

Date: Oct 26,2018

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Entrepreneurs end up choosing a name for their business or product line that are too close to an existing trademark used for similar goods or services. However, similarity of the name or likelihood of confusion is not the only factor to consider when adopting a trademark.

One should also consider the inherent distinctiveness of their trademark and more importantly to find out whether one's trademark will get rejected on the grounds or mark being generic or merely descriptive.

Merely descriptive marks may be capable of registration on the Principal Register if they have acquired secondary meaning, or acquired distinctiveness. Without such acquired distinctiveness, a merely descriptive mark may be rejected by the Examine....

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